Hard 8: Fake MUs! A Review of Atypical Opioid Medications
Atypical opioids meds can be confusing. It’s “only” a partial agonist, they say. They ask, “How can an opioid overdose medication treat pain?”. They ask, quizzically, “There are multiple parts of the typical mu opioid receptor?” It’s the best of times, and the worst of times, as Dickens said best, yet perhaps not in reference to methadone utilization. It takes 2, baby! Or even more! Mixed-action opioid medications pack a 1-2 punch, or sometimes even a Buy 1 Get 4! Join us for a discussion on these “atypical opioids,” including low dose naltrexone, levorphanol, tramadol, tapentadol, methadone, and, of course, buprenorphine.
- Differentiate atypical prescription opioid medications by chemical structure, organic or synthetic origin, mechanism(s) of action, and opioid receptor affinity.
- Recall appropriate patient recommendations for atypical prescription opioid medications in respect to pharmacological properties.
- Recognize common atypical prescription opioid medication products in both Brand and Generic names.
Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE
- Expert Witness: Cardinal Health
- Consulting Fees/Advisory Board: HealthXL, Speranza
- 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
- 0.80 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
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